89% of teaching faculty are mobile users 97% of students in their clinical years own a smart mobile device 49% of Preclinical Students own an iPad 37% of teaching Faculty have iPads 70% of HMS teaching faculty that have a mobile device use an iPhone
Creating mobile apps using mobile-friendly style sheets worked well for us in the past, Native apps provide a better user experience so HMS has created an iPhone native app for use by clinical students who need a more responsive user experience in areas with slow internet connections.
Android devices are used by 23% of students. HMS tries to support both Apple and Android platforms but Apple devices are always the first implemented and are easier to support due to their consistent configuration and predictability, especially around security management.
To help students and faculty find the best apps, HMS has created a "Zagat Guide" for apps that enables the community to share evaluations and ratings. For example, the top 5 apps per the crowdsourcing input are